Saturday, April 16, 2016
Dairy farmers say new laws not needed
Isabelle Bouchard, DFC
n Tuesday, Wally Smith, President of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), joined a press conference organized by Les Producteurs de lait du Québec (PLQ) to express their dissatisfaction with the Canadian government on the lack of enforcement of Canadian cheese compositional standards. Smith was mandated by a motion tabled at a recent Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) board meeting to attend, which was unanimously passed.
am here today to show that all of Canada's dairy farmers speak with one
voice on diafiltered milk. We are collectively disappointed with the lack of
action on enforcement of the cheese standards," said DFC President Wally
Smith. "The Government does not need to pass a new law or new regulation and
the solution is simple. The Government needs to enforce the existing
This is inconsistent with its classification
at the border, where the ingredients are not even being considered under the
dairy chapter of the Customs Tariff Schedule, entering the country tariff
free. As a result, more ingredients are being used in cheese making than are
allowed under the cheese compositional standards, resulting in less Canadian
milk being used and a loss of revenue for Canadian farmers.
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